Milwaukee Bucks: 3 biggest questions leading up to 2021-22 training camp

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Milwaukee Bucks: Donte DiVincenzo
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Question No. 2 – Will the Milwaukee Bucks have a shooting guard competition in 2021-22 training camp?

The question of who will start for the Bucks at shooting guard on opening night next season has dominated offseason discourse, and understandably so.

Of course, the answer to that question could ultimately depend on the answer to the first question posed just a moment ago. If DiVincenzo is indeed healthy and ready to get back into the action, he will likely hear his name called in the opening introductions to kick off the season. His prior time as a starter for this team will help his case tremendously, particularly as he put together a career year in his new role during the 2020-21 campaign.

Yet, even if he is healthy, there is no guarantee that DiVincenzo will be the starter, as the Bucks have some other options to consider. The elephant in the room is Grayson Allen, the three-year guard that the team traded for this offseason from the Memphis Grizzlies. Allen has experience as a starter in this league and would fit seamlessly alongside the other four starters, and perhaps that could persuade head coach Mike Budenholzer to give him a bigger role immediately.

If both players are healthy, perhaps there will be some sort of completion in training camp to see which player will get the starting nod. Both players will undoubtedly be motivated to make their case heading into training camp, particularly as they are both set to be restricted free agents after the 2021-22 season. That should only add some fuel to the fire in what could be an intense camp for the defending champs. May the best player win.